FY 2006 Federal Save America's Treasures Grants
Save America's Treasures grants administered by the National Endowment of the Arts. For a complete list of Save America's Treasures grants go to http://www.cr.nps.gov/hps/treasures/2005grants.htm
Ansel Adams Collection, Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona, Tucson.
This collection includes prints, negatives, transparencies, personal books, papers and correspondence, photographic equipment, and other personal possessions associated with the famed photographer. Funds will be used to conserve and to provide appropriate archival rehousing for the collection. .
History of New American Music Preservation Project, Other Minds, Berkeley.
Comprised of recorded interviews, in-studio musical performances, concerts and documentaries, this archive captures the work of prominent American classical musical composers during the second half of the 20th-century. The over 4000 deteriorating analog tapes will be digitized with this grant. (San Francisco, CA)
Monterey Jazz Festival Audio Collection, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford
For the past 50 years, the Festival has brought together the most significant jazz musicians of the period. These recordings document the performances at this premier jazz event. The grant will support digitization of the deteriorated analog tapes.
Thomas Sully's The Passage of the Delaware, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
This 1819 painting illustrates George Washington's Christmas Day, 1776, crossing of the Delaware River from Pennsylvania to New Jersey in order to take the British army by surprise. This grant will support conservation of the painting and its original frame so that it may be returned to public display in the museum.
Acetate Negative Collection, Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge
The collection is a record of photo sessions directed by artist Norman Rockwell and includes images of models, locations, props, artwork, business colleagues, and family members. This grant will support digitization of the 18,000 deteriorating acetate negatives.
WLBT News Film Collection, Mississippi Department of Archives and History, Jackson
This collection of unedited 16mm news film created by Jackson television station WLBT is one of the few extant collections of film documenting the Civil Rights Movement in the Deep South. This grant will support cleaning and repair of the acetate film and digitization of footage at greatest risk of loss.
Merce Cunningham Dance Archives, Cunningham Dance Foundation, New York
Merce Cunningham has been one of the most prolific and continuously inventive choreographers in 20th-century American dance. This grant will fund the production of broadcast-quality digital film records of key works by this master.
Paul Taylor Dance Archives, The Paul Taylor Dance Foundation, New York
Paul Taylor broke new ground in the choreography of 20th-century American modern dance. Often using normal gestures such as checking a watch, Taylor's dances reflect daily life. This grant will support digitization of videotapes, photographs, and fragile documents in the company's archives and provide archival storage for both the digital and original materials.
Joan Miro and Saul Steinberg Murals from Terrace Plaza Hotel, Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati
These monumental murals were commissioned to decorate the Terrace Plaza Hotel, designed by Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill and constructed in the International Style in 1947. Part of the museum's collection since 1965, the murals have never been conserved due to concern about their delicate surfaces. Current conservation treatments can clean the murals without damage and will be undertaken with this grant.
Vincent Maragliotti Ceilings in the Marland Mansion, City of Ponca City, Ponca City
Entrepreneur E. W. Marland was an Oklahoma governor and the country's largest independent oil producer in the 1920's. His imposing, Italian Renaissance Villa style mansion includes decorative ceilings painted by Italian mural artist Vincent Maragliotti. This grant will support conservation and restoration of several water-damaged ceiling paintings in this National Historic Landmark.
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